If you are feeling anxious or stressed, then you may benefit from my 4-class course: Finding Calm. This course focuses on the four pillars of CALM
C = Centered and safe
L= letting go and unravel
M = mindfulness and in the moment
Each class is an hour and I’ve cherry picked the best practices from yoga, massage, meditation and breathing (pranayama) to help give you the tools to ease tension and help you Find Calm.
Here are some common questions about the course:
Q: What is Finding Calm?
If you want strategies to feel safe, calm and relaxed then this is the course for you!This program blends the best calming practices from yoga, meditation, mindfulness, massage, restorative yoga and breathing to create one easy-to-follow course aimed specifically as easing anxiety. By the end of the course you will have a toolbox of resources to help you manage anxiety.
Q: Who is it for?
Everyone! It is for all ages and levels of fitness. It is for people new to yoga and meditation and for seasoned practitioners. It is particularly good for people suffering anxiety, poor or disturbed sleep, feelings of frustration, exhaustion, menopause, coping with major life change and depletion. It is also good for strategies to cope with stress and in times of increased tension and pressure, such as exams, starting a new job etc..
Q: Who is it run by?
Finding Calm has been written, developed and presented by Katie Brown. Katie is the author of Guided Relaxation and Mother Me and a senior yoga teacher and lecturer. Katie is a mum-of-three. She has been teaching yoga for 20 years on the Northern Beaches and is a senior lecturer with the IYTA – International yoga Teachers’ Association. She teaches on the IYTA’s Diploma of Yoga Teaching and Yin Yoga Foundations course and runs the Restorative Yoga Teaching certificate. She is also a qualified massage therapist. Katie says: “I’ve experienced anxiety and depression in the past – which is why I practised and then studied massage and yoga. I’ve continued to research this area, with the intention of being able to create calm and deal with stress naturally on a daily basis.”
Katie teaches the class from her yoga studio and is often accompanied by her one-year-old Spaniel, Minty who loves to chill out in the relaxations!
Q: What will I need?
If possible, you will need a yoga mat, cushion or pillow and blanket. You may also like an eye pillow or eye pad for the relaxations.
If you can practise in a quiet space and ensure you will not be disturbed for the hour-long class. You are welcome to invite family members to do the class with you but try not to talk during the session, so you can focus on the instructions
Q: Anything else I need to know?
Try not to eat a big meal just before the class as there will be some movement. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and have a bottle of water close by. If you have any concerns about the program check with your doctor or psychologist before doing the sessions.
This is a relaxing, nurturing and informative program which I hope you will really enjoy and find helpful. Thanks again for your interest – Katie 🙂